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Wine Making Questions

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Tue, Oct 23, 01 at 23:50

Am wanting to make some "Balloon Wine", Can anyone tell me where to get glass gallon jugs? Am also wondering if wine can be made in plasic jugs, till it's fermented, and then put into glass bottles. Thanks in advance for any and all help!

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RE: Wine Making Questions

Plastic is not as sanitary as glass because it is porous and will hold bacteria. That is what I have heard. It is not recommended for wine making with the exception of the primary fermentation which is safely done in plastic pails. This process only lasts 3-5 days and then the wine should go into glass carboys for the rest of the fermentation process. When you think about the bacteria thing, though, aren't wooden barrels porous too? Although I think the big winemakers only use them 2 or 3 times before they are discarded and/or made into oak chips (for us to add to our wine kits!). Hope this helps.

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